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April Update

We’re already 2 days into May and I have only just remembered to post this update… Says it all.

May is busy for me. Like, super busy. My little boy turns one, but not before he is Christened. My daughter is dancing the Flora once again. If you have not heard of the Flora dance in Cornwall, google it! So, there is lots of organising for me to sort.

Anyway, I shall let you know how the month of April went…

Writing

As you may already know, I am a CampNaNo winner. Whoop! I wrote a small amount everyday to hit 6k words. I shall continue on with my small targets as this works well for me. I might start posting daily word counts to my Instagram stories.

Blogging

I’m well into my Character Interview posts. Yesterday’s post was an interview with a favourite of mine, Adam Lovick. I hope you are enjoying the posts and getting to know my characters some more.

I haven’t even started looking at the next series, yet. I usually like to schedule ahead of time, but I’m barely getting current blog posts live on time. That’s just life I guess.

Reading

I read nothing! Zilch! I reckon that is a first for me. With NaNo and adulting, reading came last. I’m a bed time reader, but during April I was falling into bed like a zombie.

My current read is Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher. I might save it for the summer and crack on with some non fiction in May.

Coming Up

There will be a blog post next week explaining a little idea I’m deciding on to do with how I edit. Stay tuned.


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CampNaNo Update #3

I am two days late posting this because it has just been one of those bank holiday weekends. I didn’t have time to write anything, let alone post blog posts. My littlest had a temperature and my eldest needed entertaining. Adulting and parenting took priority.

That being said, I still hit my targets. Small and manageable is the way forward for me, and the day I did a little extra covered me for Sunday’s absence. I’m on my way to 6k words. As it is a novella, 6k words is a huge chunk and a lot of story happens within those words. It’s great knowing a little input is wielding big results.

My word count for this week is:

1,315 words

That’s a total of:

4,613 words


Remember today is a double blog post day. My teaser Tuesday post will go live shortly.


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CampNaNo Update #1

We’re one week into NaNo, and I am on target. I had a hectic day on Friday, so I gave myself a day off from writing and did double on Saturday. I’ve already had a twenty minute writing session this morning, so this week is officially done and dusted for me.

I haven’t been very interactive in my cabin, but I simply only have time to get my few words written in the morning before adulting takes over.

My target is 6k words in a month.

My weekly word count was:

1,991 words

Next week, I have some fun chapters to write and an eccentric character to expand. Fingers crossed the words flow.


Keep your eyes peeled on Tuesday for my Teaser Tuesday post and a snippet from this week’s writing.


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March Update

March has been a strange one. On a personal front, I have been productive. Lots of things have been planned and organised, and we’re steaming ahead into spring. My writing, however, has floundered yet again.

Writing

Floundered is the right word. I feel like I’m treading water – badly – with my WIP, Zombies and Budgie Smugglers. (If you missed the title reveal, that is what it will be called.)

It’s not that I don’t know where I want to take it, but that I have been fixing a plot hole before CampNaNo starts on April 1st. I think I’ve been slacking with the writing because I know I have the motivation of NaNo to come.

Reading

This month I finished one book, and I am half way through another. I buddy read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas with Sarina Langer and Alyssa Victoria. We all gave it 5*. It is such an important book, and I highly recommend it.

Find my review here.

Blog

I have announced all three of my remaining blog series for 2019. Of course, it’s with thanks to those of you who got in touch with ideas on what you wanted to see.

First up, is the character interview series starting on April 10th. This will run for ten weeks.

Then, we will have a series all about writing the first draft, followed up with a picture prompt series.

CampNaNo

Yes, I signed up despite being adamant I wasn’t going to. I need the motivation, and I have joined a cabin of writer friends to hold me accountable. I shall post weekly updates on a Sunday about my NaNo journey.


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Character Interviews and Aesthetics

2nd Blog Series of 2019

The second blog series of 2019 is fast approaching (April 10th ). As you can probably guess from the header, this series is all about the characters in my books.

Each week, I’ll interview my character, create a character aesthetic board, and include quotes from the book.

I’m really looking forward to this series as I get to revisit old friends. I hope you enjoy meeting them too.

Depending on what character I’m highlighting that week, the book they feature in will be on sale for 99p until the following week. Sometimes, I’ll throw in a freebie, so keep your eyes peeled!


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February Update

February is over… what?! Huh?! Eh?! It’s time to recount my month, but it’s gone so fast I can’t see how much I actually accomplished. I guess that’s the purpose of these posts…

Writing

I can sum up my month of writing by saying that I had enough material to do a Teaser Tuesday post each week, but that’s about it. It didn’t help that half term holiday fell this month, and having both kids home really does effect my writing time.

Blog

I’ve got some new faces this month, and it’s great to know more and more of you are interested im Writerly Bookish Stuff.

I also did a post about what you wanted to see in my future blog series. I have taken your ideas into account and planned out blog series 3 and 4. More on that soon…

Talking about blog series, next week is the last installment of the Prompt Me series. Those ten weeks have flown by. The week after, you will find out about series 2, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Reading

Two books was my max this month. I’ve only been reading before bed, so getting through 2 was a feat. You can find the full reviews here:

Switched by Amanda Hocking.

How to be Champion by Sarah Millican.


I’m hoping to get much further with my WIP in March, then maybe a title reveal will be on the cards.


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Update 26/10/28

Writing

October, where have you gone?

Along with planning a Harry Potter party for my daughter in November, a chest infection, weaning my baby, and reading, I have managed some writing sessions. I didn’t reach massive word counts, but I’m back in the swing of it, especially now I have started drafting on my phone. Why didn’t I think to do this before?

You never know, I might have a WIP teaser to share in November’s update…

Reading

Once again, it has been a month of short reads. Big reads need time and investment- I have neither. However, I hit my 40 books Goodreads challenge this month.

Here are the links to my October reads:

What the Dead Fear by Lea Ryan

Book Idea Generator by James Green

Virus the Unknown by Larry Finhouse

Kindle Income by Alex Foster

Blogging

Just yesterday I hit a fantastic milestone! 500 followers. I’m so grateful to all my new and old followers for clicking that follow button for my little, ol’ blog.

What’s Coming Up?

Oh, you mean apart from my daughter’s birthday and getting ready for Christmas? Yes, you did hear me right. Christmas is just around the corner, so much so our town’s Christmas lights turn on is Nov 30th, and guess what? We put our decs up when the lights are turned on. It has become a bit of a tradition. Not forgetting, I have a 2nd child now, and in this house that means a 2nd elf has to come and stay from December 1st.

I’m also sorting my children’s advent calendars in November. Last year, I made a lucky dip for my daughter. This year, both kids are getting 24 books- one a day until Christmas eve. No, they’re not brand new books. Charity shop books have the same stories in them 😉, and cost a fraction of the price.

Other than that, I hope to get in a few more decent writing sessions, and I’m planning some different blog posts for the New Year.


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